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A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

By | 2017-03-20T17:51:20+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Patrick J. McNamara, Ph.D. George Weigel, Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church (New York: Basic Books, 2013). No one doubts the need for deep reform in the Church, but few agree on how to go about it. George Weigel, one of our foremost Catholic intellectuals, offers a comprehensive reform proposal transcending the liberal [...]

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STATE OF RELIGION IN 2013

By | 2017-03-20T17:51:30+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Frank Newport, God is Alive and Well, Gallup Press Gallup has been probing the status of religion in America since the 1940s, and has done some of the finest work of any survey house in the nation. This book is the work of Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief. As readers of Catalyst know, I hold [...]

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BEARING WITNESS TO THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS

By | 2017-03-20T17:51:36+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Candace de Russy Colleen Carroll Campbell, My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, Image. At a time in our culture of rampant secularism, anomie, and hedonic self-absorption, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s My Sisters the Saints is a rarity, insofar as it concerns her quest to find and fulfill her identity as a Christian woman, or what Blessed [...]

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WELCOME NEW HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | 2017-03-20T17:51:39+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Kenneth D. Whitehead James Hitchcock, History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium, Ignatius Press. This is a book that we have needed for a good while now: it is a one-volume history of the Catholic Church which goes back to the very beginning and brings everything up to date. We [...]

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THE EVOLVING AMERICAN EXPERIMENT

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:05+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Joseph A. Varacalli, Ph.D. Stephen M. Krason, The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic. Transaction Publishers, 2012. To order visit www.transactionpub.com or call 1-888-999-6778. American civilization is in the midst of a cultural and political crisis of unprecedented proportions. The crisis is multi-faceted with all its aspects interrelated and mutually shaping. One facet involves the expansion [...]

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BOGUS CHARGES AGAINST PRIESTS ABOUND

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:25+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rev. Michael P. Orsi Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories by David F. Pierre, Jr., Mattapoisett, Massachusetts: www.TheMediaReport.com David Pierre is one of the country’s leading observers of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. In Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, the Fraud, the Stories, he presents case studies backed by hard data [...]

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DISCERNING THE LAY VOCATION

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:41+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Deacon Keith Fournier Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation by Michael Novak and William Simon, Jr., Encounter Books. Blessed John Paul II used the parable of the workers in the vineyard as the framework within which to address the nature of a lay vocation. “The gospel parable sets before our eyes the Lord’s [...]

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SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE RECONSIDERED

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:44+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Church, State, and Original Intent by Donald L. Drakeman. Cambridge University Press, 2010. Donald L. Drakeman’s Church, State, and Original Intent is certainly one of the most exhaustive studies of the First Amendment’s establishment clause in print. Drakeman is well qualified to undertake this study. He is a prominent church-state attorney, lecturer in Princeton University’s Department [...]

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RECONSIDERING THE DALLAS CHARTER

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:53+00:00 June 20th, 2011|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Fr. Michael P. Orsi The following recounts what happened to an innocent priest from New Jersey in the wake of the bishops’ conference that took place in 2002. Just a few months after it was exposed that the Boston Archdiocese was deeply involved in a cover-up of priestly sexual abuse, the bishops assembled in Dallas. The [...]

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“IT’S WHAT WE DO”

By | 2017-03-20T17:52:59+00:00 April 18th, 2011|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue People often ask me how I got started with the Catholic League. That’s easy: it was due in large measure to Bishop Donald Wuerl, now Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington. When I was a professor at a local college in Pittsburgh, I knew him as my bishop, and he got to know [...]

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